19th February 2017

Christmas Services 2017

Christmas Eve:
Christ Church Services at 9:15am Eucharist and Crib Service at 2pm: 
Holy Trinity Services at 4pm Crib Service and Midnight Mass at 11:30pm
Christmas Day: 
8am Traditional BCP Eucharist at Christ Church
StopGap Family Eucharist at Holy Trinity at 10am

StopGap last Friday went really well, amazed at the superb food on offer, and the folk attending had plenty to please them, young people and old tucked into home made Lasagne or Cottage Pie, with varied veggie options too, a grand Cheesboard Grommit, and cakes, all washed down with various soft drinks or  glass of red or white wine.,
The conversations around the table centred on Jesus, and with a list of around 50 names the Bible uses to describe Jesus, we were able to talk about Jesus character. " The Good Shepherd: The Lamb of God: The Son: Redeemer: The Vine: Bread of life, to name but a few.
We then enjoyed a Beetle drive, some were too young ever to have played it, some had not played it for decades, it was a really good way to have fun, and then to think about us being parts of a body, the body of Jesus.
With some worship on the guitar our evening quickly drew to an end, and a happy and in some cases exhausted group of people went home with a big smile, and a few with doggy bags of that superb Lasagne and Cottage Pie
StopGap is our parishes alternative all age Church, whch meeets to eat and learn together on the third Friday of the month, and then again on the first Sunday of the month where we begin to learn to take the service together as a team.